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  2. Use both or either one, it is entirely up to you
  3. Lowejackson

    Optimum Synergy Podcast

    Ron, that is a shame but a new person from OPT could just start their own podcasts and reflect the new direction for OPT It is a shame for me as I had links to the podcasts I was on in my LinkedIn page. Need to find an alternative now. Is there anyone else who does detailing podcasts who would talk to some unknown Brit?
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  5. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Synergy Podcast

    Optimum can't recover the podcasts and it's not a matter of fees. There was only a limited time for us to transfer from Dann's account to Optimum and before we could exercise the option, Lipsync had erased them. There may be some saved in various places, but Optimum does not have them.
  6. basically no chemical you can buy short of industrial strength acids will damage Opti-Coat Pro. Having said that, over use of strong cleaners will over time reduce ceramic coatings just like they reduce clear coat. The Guide refers to any product containing abrasives which is why we recommend chemical decontamination. You can do minor correction with light polishes, but you are still reducing the coating to some degree.
  7. Aggressive products refers to abrading the surface, as in polishing, compounding, etc. Anything designed to remove or abrade clear coat is considered aggressive. Chemicals by opt are not aggressive. Invest in the Opti coat line of maintenance products. You will fall in love with them.
  8. Onr is a drying aid all by itself. All of opt products work together in perfect harmony. Opti seal finds its way down into the clear even if ocw is present. You can use Opti seal and ocw together and offer it as such to your customers as a value added service. As in, using them together as a selling point. That is a really good idea.
  9. Heijneker

    Add MDR to ONR Solution

    There would be a lot less ONR on the surface of the car, as in the bucket. Meaning it would be diluted less.
  10. Also, what does OPT recommend for the time-delay between Opti-Seal and Optimum Car Wax? I've seen some videos of Yvan claying a car with Car Wax and ONR on the surface, then used Opti-seal as a drying aid, meanimg; no time-delay. I would like to know if it's a good idea to use both Opti-seal and OCW as a drying aid at the same time during a ONRWS wash, and what this would achieve. This could be a nice extra for customers, without costing any extra time for the operator and without sacrificing Wax. It would be a bit more difficuilt to sell Opti-seal as a replacement for the wax, instead of being an addition. Hope I made myself clear.
  11. Well, strong compound should be avoided, sanding. Don't know about Optimum polish(es) though. For chemical, avoid (touchless) carwashes like the plague. You would be safe using those products you mention for an occassional decon (1 - couple times a year). Dilute Power Clean at least 1:3, but that should depend on contamination. A fallout remover will do no harm, but stick with Ferrex just to be sure. Optimum MDR (acidic) will not harm the coating either.
  12. paulgyro

    Where does MDR fall in a coating prep workflow?

    Awesome thanks! I checked out the video and what you say makes sense.
  13. I'm looking over the car care guide and under Spot removal there is the line "Never use aggressive products to polish the coating or remove surface contamination." What are examples of aggressive products? Since Opti-coat is chemical resistant I would think any chemical product is okay to use. That includes products like power clean and an iron removal on the car body.
  14. Habs

    Add MDR to ONR Solution

    I never realy get water spots maybe because my car is gloss coated with a couple of coats of opti seal and don't realy no how many coats of onr with wax and spray wax any water just falls of the car But I like the idea of removing salt in the winter i believe that we are supposed to put onr on the car and then mdr on top and agitate what's the difference if you mix it
  15. Tug Bankert

    Where does MDR fall in a coating prep workflow?

    Good ole Adam Huber on winter gets the decon😁
  16. Tug Bankert

    Using other brands to Prep for Gloss Coat

    Optimum has a high standard on one of the only true permanent coatings. It's like painting a car. The prep must be done in a specific way using specific products. If skipped, the coating will not perform properly or hold up long term. I believe the other coatings don't say, use our products, because most are not permanent nor perform as well as pro and plus.
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  18. Tug Bankert

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Use blue foam applicator pad
  19. mr_robot

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I ordered another GC, just to satisfy my OCD. I understand that it’s more for even coverage and not for extra durability. Should I try using a suede applicator instead? The blue pad does really show where I put the drops.
  20. Ron@Optimum

    MDR diluted 4:1?

    Yes, you can use MDR in the sun. Optimum and Dr G are not huge fans of clay (he feels it's used way more than necessary and causes undue marring). It is necessary sometimes and we sell it in various forms, but really concentrate on chemical decontamination. FYI, there are several good youtube videos on chemical decontam by Yvan/Rag Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvNuKaQ0gtk
  21. Ron@Optimum

    Using other brands to Prep for Gloss Coat

    To be fair, Guz, the other coatings you mentioned are different chemistry (and that's not marketing hype). Bad applications happen and are not always due to prep error or using different manufacturers polishes/preps. And I don't have to tell you there's great differences in clear coats/paints and inconsistencies exist in applications. I've been involved with Optimum ceramic coatings since the original (when we begged installers to try it), and the vast majority of poor performances are due prep errors - using polishes with oil fillers, not decontaminating thoroughly, using too much/too little product, etc. Second are maintenance (what do you mean I can't take my car through a touch car wash?), and unreal expectations (I spent this much money and my car should be bullet proof...).
  22. Ron@Optimum

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I waited to add my 2 cents and am glad I did - great responses! Gloss-Coat can be layered and due to it's hybrid nature, will bond. It would need to be polished off IF you wanted to apply Opti-Coat Pro. I agree you don't need Power Clean for prep at this point, ONR/Paint Prep is adequate. And I'm not sure you need to add a second coat - while your prime may have been light, 8-9 ccs is more than enough to coat a 6 series. Unfortunately there's no easy way to test your coverage. For total confidence, another coat is inexpensive.
  23. Heijneker

    Where does MDR fall in a coating prep workflow?

    Bit late, but I personally would swap MDR and Claying. Reasoning: Get all your chemical decontamination done before you (optionally) start mechanical decontamination, which will cause marring. I would implement loooooong dwell times, then claying will hopefully be obsolete. Use a strong pressure washer as well, that helps. There's a video on Opti-Coat's YouTube channel, called "Winter gets the decon" which is a good process to follow.
  24. Heijneker

    MDR diluted 4:1?

    Great to hear MDR can be let to dwell on the surface for 20 minutes. That's really awesome, try that with some other acid soap/cleaner haha, you'll be in for a repair. I'm guessing that, since it's a gel, it won't dry out as easily? What's OPT's vision on applying MDR in the sun? Also, the MSDS states that MDR has a pH of 2.65. So sounds like MDR has a lot of power, just needs some time, which is avsolutely no bad thing. Gosh, I'm so excited for OPT-products right now 😀. I get the feeling, that, the combination of PowerClean, Ferrex, and MDR is the power-combo for decontamination one needs. Get rid of that freaking clay, induce minimal marring to the car.
  25. mr_robot

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Well need to order another GC so it will be in a week or so. Plus car isn’t driven daily so I will ONR, paint prep and apply my 2nd coat.
  26. The Guz

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    No need to use power clean. If you wait until the first wash then a simple wash with ONR, paint prep and a apply gloss coat. if you are going to apply it now then go ahead and lightly remove the dust and apply the second coat. No need for a prep wipe.
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  28. Tug Bankert

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Pure power clean, yes. Or clay and ferrex
  29. mr_robot

    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I would like to do another layer for sure just to cover areas I might have missed. Just a Power Clean wash and paint prep?
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